Listen: Jack Cole, Gene Kelly And Jeff Cole discussed on BBC World Service
"He took that and surrounded her with men that new their sexuality it was nothing but sex on that screen when he choreographed for her. She was so feminine. And he led her float on top of that. While the men the men were men, he understood her he made her understand herself. She's not doing huge Baletic dance. Little shrug of the shoulders. The hand, but it still fen tastic effective. Well, he knows that that is affected and he knows that about sex. He knows that about a man and a woman he totally understands the difference between a man and a woman co and his assistant Gwen Verdon worked across a huge variety of projects. Debra Levin says it's too much to say he invented American jazz dance that would be to ignore the huge role of African Americans. Jeff Cole formalized African American jazz movement and overlay it with his ethnic studies and out came Jack Cole jazz and from Jack Cole jazz came Bob Fosse, Michael kid, a lot of Gene Kelly. It all came from coal, gene. Kelly backstage at slaps maxi's after performance kneel down and kiss. Jack,"